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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Passion for Promarkers Colour Challenge

Today's card is for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers as chosen by our lovely Marie - and it's Colour!  So easy, whether you colour in your image, or use bright and bold tones, or soft and pastel colours, it's all about the colour! 
And as we have Crafty Sentiments Designs sponsoring us for this challenge, some of the DT have chosen their gorgeous images to work with - this one is called Little Friends.

I picked my colour scheme from the papers this time and added in a couple of Marianne dies as below.  The butterflies are some that have been in my stash an age and were just perfect to finish of my card.

Marianne Products Used

Round Looped Edge Die - CR1248
Lace Border Die (just peeking out behind image!) - LR0385

As I mentioned, we're being sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs with a fab prize of 3 digi images for the lucky winner of our challenge.

Crafty Sentiments Designs

Oh and don't forget to check out the great makes of the PFP DT here.

Sunday, 17 February 2019


These are a few more inky-fingers cards that I did a while ago now but hadn't posted.  I just want to keep making this style but then I want to do so many things that I haven't got round too!  The hubster actually asked me last week how many of the things in my craft room I had actually used more than once!  I nearly fell off my chair - do we actually have to use it all?  He did redeem himself by saying is it as a much a collecting hobby as a making hobby!  Phew!!

Happy days!!


Friday, 15 February 2019

Mo Tolo

I really enjoyed colouring this little cutie up recently- she's called Tolo from Mo's  Digital Pencil.  I didn't choose the papers first either and I couldn't believe I managed to find these perfectly matched papers in my My Mind's Eye collection!

The square die is Marianne Designs - catalogue no LR0415 - and I really didn't need an awful lot else as the colours and papers are so vibrant!
I'm heading south for a few days today leaving hubby in our no heat home (our boiler has gone!).  Catching up with a lot of friends and my lovely Em and some family too (I'm so sorry if I've not managed to put some friends in my diary).  So, I've been trying to comment on blogs a bit more recently but may not be able to for the next week or so!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Marianne Fairy Silhouette Stamps

I've been loving making background scenes and using my Marianne Silhouette stamps recently.  Thi one has a bit more colour in it and my stamping after isn't quite perfect but I still like it!

The Silhouette stamps are from Marianne Design  and the sentiment was a freebie with Making Cards Magazine recently.  Details of Mariane stamp sets below:

Fairy Silhouette stamps - CS1013
Woodland Silhouette stamps - CS1014

Toodle Pip!!


Sunday, 10 February 2019

Mo's Digital Pencil He Loves Me - Valentines is nearly here!

This is He Loves Me, one of Mo's new additions to her shop and also one of the cards, I made for January 19 Making Cards Magazine,

I used Teresa Collins papers and the heart die is a Marianne die as below.

Heart  Frame Die Set by Marianne Designs - CR1225

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Mo Jill Driving

Today's card was for my dear Friend Lesley who I've known since primary school and this image is just perfect for us driving about!! It's Jill Driving from Mo's Digital Pencil and possibly meant as a congrats to a new driver image.  I flipped the image in photo shop for UK driving on the right and aside from the fact that Lesley wears her hair straight this is pretty much us when I'm driving!!  Lesley is a bit of a nervous driver (particularly when being driven by others) and so I have to slow right down (okay, I  am a bit of a demon but have slowed right down)!!

I love these folding ornate frame card dies from Marianne, (details below), the papers are Basic Grey, and the sentiments are from a recent free set with Making Cards magazine - perfect!!

Marianne Products Used

Ornate Square Folding Frame Die set - LR0571
Flourish Dies - LR0271
Flower Dies - CR1430
Border die - LR0537

I'm driving down South next week to catch up with lots of friends, and our lovely Emily, so look out for us on the roads!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Lavinia Something Wonderful

I've been showing my Lavinia stamps some love recently, and I've really enjoyed getting inky.  This was a very simple design done by masking off either edge of the piece of card and then sponging ink between the two masks.  I love the orange and black too - so striking!

Hugs, Julie

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

PFP Flora and Fauna Challenge

It's new challenge day today at Passion for Promarkers with a wonderful theme of Flora and Fauna chosen by our lovely Lisa!  I've chosen this fab new image, Feed the Birds from Mo's Digital Pencil - she comes with one bird on her head but you can also buy the separate digi stamp, Little Birdies, so you can position them where you like to suit your composition.  I actually had mine more spread out and then cut them off when I cut out the image so I just fussy cut them and added them individually!

I  loved colouring this image, so cute!  The circle frame die from Marianne comes with the leafy branches dies and the big birdie so perfect for our challenge!  The little resin nest is something I picked up ages ago and again is perfect as a finishing touch.

Marianne Frame Set with Bird and Branches Die - LR0457

Our sponsor for this week is Dies to Die For and the lovely Tracy is offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to spend in her online store. 

Just remember to use your Promarkers, Flexmarkers or Aquamarkers on your project and tell us what you've used!  Oh and check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Marianne February Release!

Today's card showcases all the new products released by Marianne Designs for  February 19.  I particularly love this Tree mask as you get both a positive and a negative which is so handy!
I also love the big tree in the new Forest Friends Silhouette set - full details below.

Tree Mask Stencil - PS8025 NEW!
Forest Animals Stamp set - CS1021 - NEW!
Wetlands And Swans Stamp set - CS1017
Dreams Sentiment Stamps - CS1018 NEW!

I also love the font of these new sentiment stamps. 
You can find a break down of how to make this on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 1 February 2019

Mo Love You To Pieces from Making Cards Magazine January 19

This is another one of the cards I made for Making Cards magazine in January using another of Mo's stunning images - Love You To Bits.  And she now comes in a pre-coloured version  if you prefer, here.

The papers are Teresa Collins and the cut-out corner die is by Marianne  - CR1438.  The little round lacy die is by Cheery Lynn and the sentiment comes with the image so you're all set to go!  

Hope it's not too cold or snowy  where you are- looks like we've escaped the worst of it so far!

There is a fabulous set of stamps with Making Cards magazine this month so I'm off to have a play!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

LOTV Boy with Present

I managed to get some time for a little Lili of the Valley a few days ago!  I love their stamps but don't use them nearly enough!  This was for one of my little great-nephews birthdays. 
I've cut the stitched wavy borders with a Marianne Border die - CR1361. And don't you just love it when you've borrow a friend's die and cut some shapes at their house and the colours are just perfect for the project you're working on!!   The papers are from a lovely pad called Bella and Boo from Trimcraft.

We've had Violet for a sleepover last night and have her for the day - she loves a cafe, so we're off to the garden centre and a cup of tea this morning!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Mo Love Cupcake for Making Cards Magazine January 19 edition

I hope you managed to grab your free copy of this image with the code from Making Cards magazine January 19 edition.  As the February edition is now out, the code has expired and I can now start to show you the cards I made for the January publication using Mo's love inspired images for Valentine's.  This is Love Cupcake and can really be used for any occasion that you want to share the love!!

The papers are Teresa Collins, Now and Then, and there are also a couple of Marianne products that I  love to use as below:

Stitched Curved Border die set -  LR0518

Sentiment from Craft Dates stamp set - EC0167

My new DT package from Marianne has just arrived so I'm off to play!!  Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Marianne Silhouette Stamps

I've been practising making backgrounds with various inks and the new Silhouette Stamps from Marianne Designs make the perfect scenes - especially for Lake District type scenic cards!  
I made this one by inking through a circle so you get a nice crisp edge and then adding the trees at the edge.  These stamps are from the Woodland Set - CS1014 and there are more sets coming out soon!!

The sentiment is by PaperTreyInk and I've used a mix of Distress Inks and Adirondack Inks for the mountain scene.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Passion for Promarkers Flower Challenge

Morning bloggers - it's my turn to set the challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week and I've chosen one of my favourite things to use on cards - Flowers!  So you can use floral papers, floral images, embellishments - what you like as long as you use your Promarkers or Flexmarkers etc.

I've chosen this gorgeous new Mo's Digital Pencil image called Bubble Love - isn't she adorabubble!!
I've added some Glossy Accents to her heart bubble so you get a nice bit of shine!!

The Marianne floral circle die and the flowers and leaves are all from a new set, which is just so pretty - details below!  And the little hearts that I scattered on  my card are the waste from the floral circle cut out - so don't throw them away!!!

Marianne Products Used  

Circle Floral Frame with flowers and leaves - CR1331 NEW!
Lace Edge Circle die - CR1331 

Our sponsors this week are  Leann’s World 101 and they are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store. Their images are so much fun so why not pop over to the store and check them out. 

Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies' wonderful cards this week here - they're are fabulous!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Cheek to Cheek from Mo's Digital Pencil

Cheek to Cheek has to be one of my favourite Mo images - great for so may occasions that require a bit of romance!    It's coloured with my Promarkers of course and the Papers are Teresa Collins.

I've listed the Marianne Dies that I've used below:

Marianne Products Used

Stitched Rectangle Dies - CR1390
Wide Lace Die  - LR0507

The circular sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the top one is a freebie from Making Cards Magazine!  The flowers are from stash!

I wonder if we're going to see more snow today - there was lots on the mountain tops yesterday!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

A Wintery Scene with Marianne Dies and Brushos

This is another Christmas card I made with Brushos and some Marianne Dies simply cut in white card with some gold for the lights in the windows and some Chunky White and Shabby White Frantage for the snow detail.

I love the night twilight sky effect you get with Brushos and you never really know what you're going to get so I love just doing it and cutting the best pieces from the paintwork to fit the scene.

Marianne Products Used

Fir Trees on Horizon Dies - CR1287
Fences and Village - CR1288
Tuscany Horizon Dies - LR0482

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Getting Alcohol inky with Inkylicious!

It was my baby's birthday in the week (she's 24 now!) and always think I have to get a little arty with her cards, as she is in her final year studying art at Camberwell School of Art in London!  (I'm sure she must laugh when she sees my attempts!  Anyhoo, I resorted to Alcohol, the inky kind as opposed to the drinking kind, and made my background using mostly the light blues/lilacs with some Rose Gold mixative which is such a lovely pinky, goldy, silvery colour as below!

I then hunted out my Inkylicious stamps and thought this eye with it's sentiment would be just perfect for an artist.

I mounted the Yupo piece on a slightly metallic matt and then a dark blue one, and that was it - and quite pleased I was too!

Happy Birthday my lovely!

Hugs, Juliexx (Although I want to say Mum!)

Friday, 11 January 2019

Hunkydory Products - a new range to me.

I was delighted recently when Hunkydory contacted me and asked if I'd like to try some of their products - and as I've not really used them before, of course I said yes!!  I've always heard really good things about their Adorable Scorable paper too although I'm not reviewing that here.  

I am reviewing their stamp sets though and I chose this one because of our Violet loves ice-cream!   The set is called Ice Cream Fundae and I love it!  It comes with the van, some sentiments and lots of  different ice-cream/ice lolly stamps!

I've coloured  it with  my promarkers and then added some sunshiny papers and frame die-cut with a Memory Box die. The ice cream button and sweet embellies are from stash and the Fab ice-cream stamp comes with the set!  I have to say, the stamps are great - I got a good image first time, and the sentiment especially stamped really well and clear!
I have a couple more stamp sets and some dies to use too, so watch this space!

Hugs, Juliexx